What’s your story? I ask because my approach to psychotherapy is not about what’s “wrong” with you, but about what’s happened to you to shape your life and inform how you see the world. Therapy is about "healthy conversations," where you share your story and we join forces to help you recast the narrative so you move forward healing and whole.
As a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, I apply proven techniques to help you to reach your life's goals and dreams. But first, we meet. We get to know each other. We cultivate trust. Then we work so you can achieve your most optimal self.
You can find me at Positive Psychology Associates, a progressive group practice in Midtown Manhattan.
I hold a Master’s in Applied Psychology from New York University, and a Master's in Health Arts & Sciences from Goddard College in Vermont. Incorporating Transformative Language Arts, narrative and creative arts therapies, I use expressive arts to help clients understand how culture influences their thinking and being. I support clients coping with trauma, grief and loss, stress, and difficult couples and family dynamics.
I also trained as a Health Coach at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition to help clients adopt practical lifestyle management techniques. I develop and share share great healthy recipes and support clients striving for mind-body wellness.
A longtime journalist and author, I've written and edited about mental and physical health, food, nutrition and holistic living for more than 20 years. After completing my undergraduate degree in journalism at Michigan State University, I enjoyed a successful career as an editor and writer at a number of newspapers and magazines including The New York Times, The Boston Globe, The Detroit Free Press and Essence and Health magazines.
All of my training and work have led me to where I am today: a steward for your personal growth and transformation. No problem is too small or too big to help you find the best strategies for change, and the best ways to incorporate those strategies into your life. And there’s no better time to start than now.